At Alpha Delta Pi, we are a sisterhood of friends, a family of individuals, and a home away from home. We embrace every woman's uniqueness, we encourage and support each other's goals and dreams, and we value character above all else. Founded in 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women.
To date, Alpha Delta Pi has initiated more than 265,000 women, many of whom are actively involved in one of over 160 collegiate chapters and 150 alumnae associations throughout the United States and Canada.
Presbyterian College Eta Xi chapter was founded on January 20th, 1990. Our sorority is committed to high academic standards, social responsibility, sisterhood, values, and ethics. Presbyterian College Alpha Delta Pi is home to us.
If you would have told me as an incoming freshman I would have joined a sorority, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you furthered to tell me that I would one day be president, I would’ve laughed. As a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to go a little further from home than most. With that, I knew my adaptability would have to be a priority. I came to Presbyterian College with no knowledge of who my classmates would be. All I knew was that I was in a small town 3.5 hours away from home, and had no friends I previously made from high school. For the first time, I was alone. Little did I know, it wouldn’t be for long. My mom was in a sorority when she attended Valdosta State University, and she encouraged me to rush because of all the networking and friends it would bring me, which she believed would make my transition a little easier. They say moms are always right and I have to say I believe them now. When I first moved in, some of my first friends became my sisters. We were like minded, held the same values, and saw the best in each other. When recruitment came around, I blocked out all the stereotypes that I knew would influence my decision in the process. I went with my gut and engaged in conversation with all organizations, but one in particular stood out to me. On preference night, I had a very important decision to make, but one thing that set me apart was I wanted ADPi or nothing. The way I was welcomed with open arms, had genuine conversations, and the priority of values that I also held, made me realize that this could be the start of something great. All of the girls I spoke to during recruitment were very different, but they were all driven and passionate in their own ways about Alpha Delta Pi and why they loved it so much. On bid day, I felt overwhelmed with a sense of belonging. Because of Alpha Delta Pi, and all it has given me, I have sisters that have become my roommates, a little that is my biggest supporter, alumni that still check on me, and a home of 46 other girls who inspire me. Alpha Delta Pi does not make us who we are, but we make it what it is. I owe everything I have become to this organization. My only hope for you is that you find your home, where you are seen, welcomed with open arms, and loved unconditionally. To my sisters of the Eta Xi chapter, I am honored, blessed, and humbled to be your president.
Pi love and all of mine,